Greg Norman discusses plans for ANOTHER rival golf tour

Greg Norman's plans to expand the amount of professional golf tours in the world appears to have only just begun with LIV Golf. 

Lara Kuipers's picture
Tue, 25 Apr 2023
Greg Norman discusses plans for ANOTHER rival golf tour

Greg Norman has been discussing plans to potentially kickstart another golf league, the LIV Golf CEO told reporters this past week in Adelaide. 

Since LIV Golf began in June 2022, Norman's league has signed many of the world's biggest stars in Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, and Dustin Johnson

Related: Could we see LIV Golf's Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson at the Ryder Cup?

It's inaugural eight-event season was successful enough that it continued for a second season and expanded to 14 events. 

So far, LIV Golf has run four events in 2023, most recently being its LIV Golf Adelaide tournament which marked its first in Australia. 

Talor Gooch won the tournament in wire-to-wire fashion, while Johnson's 4 Aces GC continued to dominate over in the team competition. 

It was ahead of last week's Australian event that Norman was asked about the potential of creating a LIV Golf-like league for women. He said:

"That is a discussion we have internally on a regular basis. I have personally had discussions with individual LPGA Tour players, LET Tour players, Ladies European Tour. They love what our product is showcasing. They ask all the time, how can we get involved, we'd love to see a LIV ladies series."

Norman added:

"The answer to the question is yes, we talk about it internally, and I have had discussions with individual lady players, professional players." 

LPGA Tour commissioner, Mollie Marcoux Samaan, had previously spoken about the idea of speaking to Norman over LIV Golf-related ideas.

"I would engage in a conversation if it would achieve our aim of promoting women's golf but there needs to be input from players and sponsors," she said. "There's a lot of factors to consider before we do business with LIV Golf."

The LPGA Tour, the home of the biggest stars in women's golf, just recently completed its first major championship of 2023 the same weekend as LIV Golf Adelaide. 

Lilia Vu defeated Angel Yin in a playoff to claim her first major championship title, while Nelly Korda moved into the World No. 1 spot following a solo third-place finish. 

Take me to more news!